Search Results: "Anne Carson"


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FLOAT by Anne Carson
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"A radiant delight for Carson's many admirers."
A rich gathering of short works by poet and scholar Carson (An Oresteia, 2009, etc.), joining past to present and ancient to modern. Read full book review >

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MEN IN THE OFF HOURS by Anne Carson
Released: March 3, 2000

"Complex, yet surprisingly and enormously readable."
Elaborately and often successfully innovative, this sixth book by classical scholar and poet Carson proves that poets love to play not only with the textures and meanings of words, but also with syntax, sound, diction, line, punctuation, form, and even genre. Read full book review >

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AN ORESTEIA by Anne Carson
adapted by Anne Carson, translated by Anne Carson
Released: March 24, 2009

"It's a great narrative, whose savage grandeur holds an undiminished power to enthrall. But is Carson's unconventional conflation of its components indeed 'an Oresteia' for our time? That's another story."
The versatile poet and scholar breaks new ground by retelling an old story—the classical tragedy of the House of Atreus, as dramatized by the three greatest tragedians of Athens's Golden Age. Read full book review >

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AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF RED by Anne Carson
Released: April 14, 1998

"Fans of Guy Davenport's dense fictions will appreciate Carson's innovative style, which shouldn't be confused with, say, Vikram Seth's more formal and transparent verse novel."
From the fragmentary remains of the sixth-century B.C. Greek poet Stesichoros, Carson (a McGill classics professor) fashions a contemporary tale of "identity memory eternity," a postmodern extrapolation that blurs the distinction between the figural and literal. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 11, 2001

"Slight, and slightly weird, but worth a look."
Is it verse or is it fiction? Read full book review >

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DU IZ TAK? by Carson Ellis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Following the minute changes as the pages turn is to watch growth, transformation, death, and rebirth presented as enthralling spectacle. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Viewers follow the unfurling of an exotic woodland plant through the actions and invented language of beautifully coiffed and clothed insects. Read full book review >

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JON FOX AND THE MONSTER OF THE POND by Carson Steil
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2011

"The author and software designer show glimmers of creativity, but their learning curves are clearly still on the upswing. (iPad storybook app. 5-7)"
Another app not ready for prime time, featuring a perfunctory story tricked out in a sparse assortment of crudely designed animations and touch-activated effects. Read full book review >

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HOME by Carson Ellis
by Carson Ellis, illustrated by Carson Ellis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Visually accomplished but marred by stereotypical cultural depictions. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Ellis, known for her illustrations for Colin Meloy's Wildwood series, here riffs on the concept of "home." Read full book review >

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THE BOXFORD STORIES by Kristen Carson
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A memorable collection that, although occasionally predictable, sheds light on a little-explored section of America."
In this debut collection of short stories, Carson explores the daily lives, loves and frustrations of two tight-knit Mormon families in 1970s Maryland. Read full book review >

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UNDER THE SEA-WIND by Rachel Carson
Released: Nov. 1, 1941

"And there is special emphasis on skimmers, sandpipers, the life span of mackerel and the eel."
Ten years of experience in studies of ocean life are objectively translated into a sort of composite marine portrait, — a book for the Donald Culross Peattie market rather than the Beebe market. Read full book review >

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THE BITTER KINGDOM by Rae Carson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"A smashing ending to a trilogy that began with problematic body hatred but developed into the stellar journey of a girl who would be queen. (Fantasy. 13-16)"
A queen can defeat the conde who stole her throne, but it means nothing if her land is destroyed by fire-throwing invaders. Read full book review >

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SILENT SPRING by Rachel Carson
Released: Sept. 27, 1962

"The book is not entirely negative; final chapters indicate roads of reversal, before it is too late!"
It should come as no surprise that the gifted author of The Sea Around Us and its successors can take another branch of science—that phase of biology indicated by the term ecology—and bring it so sharply into focus that any intelligent layman can understand what she is talking about. Read full book review >